Once Only Imagined
Once Only Imagined celebrates fantasy fiction from the publication of The Lord of the Rings through to the end of the 20th century. Over thirty essays present attentive readings of individual books including established fantasy classics, visionary mainstream writing, and some too-often-overlooked treasures.
Writer and critic Matthew Surridge has gathered articles first published at Blackgate.com and added nine all-new essays. This follow-up to 2015's Reading Strange Matters collection explores more great writing, suggesting new angles on the imaginative and the mythic.